Grassroots movement will consecrate California to Mary

The following is from an email we received from one of our readers on November 21. To Whom It May Concern, My name is (withheld) and I am a volunteer with Consecrate California. This is a grass-roots movement in which we are hoping to once again dedicate our beautiful state to Our Lord, … [Read More...]

Speakers announced for 14th annual “Walk for Life West Coast”

  The 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast is quickly approaching and organizers are gearing up for a huge crowd and several exciting new speakers. On Saturday, January 27, 2018, people will travel from all over the West Coast to come together to deliver an important message: women … [Read More...]

Why are young people leaving the Church?

Take an average Sunday Mass in the Diocese and in Catholic parishes throughout the nation. You are likely to find continually fewer young people in attendance. The majority leave before age 21; with a median age of 13. They are “going, going, gone,” said Bob McCarty, D. Min., in a talk at the Santa … [Read More...]

Little Sisters of the Poor head back to court

The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against lawsuits by the states of California and Pennsylvania to take away the Little Sisters’ religious exemption from the new Health and Human Services rule. In early October, HHS issued a new rule that protects … [Read More...]

Oakland diocese names first layman to serve as chancellor

Stephen Wilcox, president of the nonprofit Wilcox Family Foundation, has been named chancellor of the Diocese of Oakland. As chancellor, Wilcox will oversee the offices of Catholic Youth Organization, Communications, Faith Formation and Evangelization and Mission Advancement, as well as the … [Read More...]

FSSP choir to sing at Jesuit parish

The choir for St. Anne parish in San Diego has been asked to sing a solemn high Mass on Friday, December 8 for the 100th anniversary of its neighbor, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, run by Jesuit priests. St. Anne, staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) since 2008, features five … [Read More...]

Jury awards Katy Perry and Los Angeles archdiocese $5 million in convent lawsuit

A Los Angeles jury Friday found that restaurant owner Dana Hollister intentionally interfered with singer Katy Perry's attempts to purchase a former convent from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Perry's drawn-out legal fight to buy the Los Feliz property was partly settled earlier … [Read More...]

Stockton diocese circulates DACA petitions at parishes

Catholic churches in the Diocese of Stockton will take action on behalf of immigrants hoping for legal status following Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Parishioners may sign petitions, to be sent to lawmakers who represent members of the diocese: Jerry McNerney, Jeff Denham, Tom McClintock and Paul … [Read More...]

You don’t have to get out of your car

Following a successful model he crafted at Holy Spirit Parish in Fremont three years ago, Rev. Mathew Vellankal has brought drive-through prayer to his new parish, St. Bonaventure in Concord. "Pope Francis has said we should go to the peripheries" to reach people, Father Vellankal said, and people … [Read More...]

The Holy Man of Santa Clara

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan. The day before Thanksgiving this year, on Wednesday, November 22, a group of Catholics will gather at the restored Mission Santa Clara, as they have done for the past nine years. They will attend a sung traditional Latin Mass at 6:30 … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Isidore Address 222 Clark Avenue, Yuba City, CA 95991 Phone number (530) 673-1573 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5 p.m., 7 p.m. (Spanish); Sunday 8 a.m.; 10 a.m.; noon (Spanish); 2 p.m. (Spanish); 5 p.m.; 7 p.m. (Spanish) … [Read More...]

40 Years and new beginnings

The following is from a letter from Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press. There are many stories I could tell about all the blessings God has showered upon us during the last forty years at Ignatius Press. But one story is especially pertinent because it’s also about the next forty years … [Read More...]

Family Planning Associates closing on Miramar Road

Dear Pro-life friends, Turning Point reports that FPA was doing abortions late into the afternoon on Tuesday, but Thursday morning, movers were hauling boxes out of the clinic and into a moving truck.  The movers indicated they were moving it all into storage. Needless to say, the fact that … [Read More...]

Openly gay Catholic deacon under review by San Francisco archdiocese

(Warning: Contains graphic descriptions and images)  An openly “gay” ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of San Francisco is currently under “review” as Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone considers evidence demonstrating his flagrant departure from Catholic teaching. In June LifeSite provided evidence … [Read More...]

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